This delicious pea soup is the perfect start to the spring season: simple, fast, saturating and refined with basil mint pesto it´s a great and healthy family meal!
Vorbereiten / Prep:10mins
Kochen / Cooking:20mins
Portionen / Servings: 4servings
Author: Patricia Spieker
Zutaten / Ingredients
500gpeas (in the pod or frozen)
For the pesto:
1handful offresh basil leaves
1handful offresh mint leaves
6-7tbspolive oil of good quality
Anleitung / Instructions
Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Set aside a handful of the peas in a bowl - these will be added at the very end to give the soup a bit more substance.
Melt the butter in a pan, add the potato cubes and the larger portion of the peas. Stir and fry for a couple of minutes on medium heat.
Add the vegetable broth and let it simmer - covered with the lid - until the vegetables are soft boiled.
Reduce the heat, add the cream and mash the soup with a blender. Add the remaining peas and let it cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper.
For the pesto, chop the basil and mint leaves into very small pieces. Roast the pine nuts for a short time until they are golden brown and add to the chopped leaves. Pour in the olive oil until the desired consistency is reached.
Press the garlic cloves and mix them into the pesto. Season well with salt and pepper and sprinkle the soup with it. Bon Appetit!
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